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Rescue Group: 4 Legged Love
|Breed:||Xoloitzcuintle/Mexican Hairless/Chinese Crested Mix||Color:||Black - With White||Age:||Puppy|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Male||ID#:||Mr. Reese|
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MR.REESE (aka Reese)
Male, neutered, vet checked, vaccinated to date inclu. Rabies, ~6mos, 11LBS, Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless)/ Chinese Crested.
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Reese was surrendered by a backyard breeder that was not able to sell him and decided he was too old to continue to keep around. He has spent the last few months only in the home he was born and in the backyard, he has had minimal exposure to regular new situations or city sounds. His new owner will need to commit to continued socializing and exposing him to new people and places daily. Obedience classes are suggested to help with this.
Reese almost totally HAIRLESS with only thin downy hair on his head and tail. He is non-shedding and may be ideal for allergy sufferers. Being this hairless will require almost as much work as a hairy or typical non-shedding dog. He will need sunscreen or at least sun protection (light t-shirts) in the spring/summer and will need a full winter wardrobe for fall/winter – this is an absolute must. Visit here for custom canine clothes - http://laboneyard.com/catalog.php?category=20 . As is he is not a big fan of cold morning or evening potty breaks or the days where there sun isn’t blasting warm rays on us… He may also require skin care (moisturizing etc) at times. Reese is best suited to a committed, educated owner that is aware of all the care a hairless dog may need. RESEARCH THE CHINESE CRESTED BREED and other hairless breeds BEFORE YOU INQUIRE to get a better understanding of what they need.
Reese is about 5 months old and currently weights about 10lbs, we expect he will likely mature at about 20lbs when he is done growing. .
Mr. Reese is an absolute doll, he gets along well with other dogs of all sizes and loves to play, he gets along well with cats and respectful older children - he has not been around small kids therefore we are only considering homes with no children or children 10yrs+. In his previous home Reese was “just another dog”, he is now learning how to be a cuddly lap dog, potty outside, ride in the car, walk on a leash and harness and enjoy all the benefits of being a spoiled little pet.
Reese is working on house training and though he is getting better at pottying outside it is very slow going. He is basically on a puppy routine and goes outside about every 3hours or so, after play time, after meals, as soon as he gets up from a nap/bed and as soon as his foster mom comes home from any outings. Reese will not use puppy pads and is better learning to go outside like a big dog. His adopter will need to understand that this breed can be difficult to house break and he must be kept in a regular routine for some time to really progress his house training and keep him on the right path. He doesn’t seem to like the crate much and does better when baby gated or closed off in a small room with his bed and a few toys.
He loves his toys, he chews on the rubbery ones and tosses around the softer stuffies. Reese’s new family should stock up on toys for this fun little pup, rope toys, Kongs, squeaky stuffies, rubber balls…you name it he plays with it! He loves the company of the other dogs and cats and would be a good second dog, he also wouldn’t mind being the only “fur child” so he can hog all the kisses. Given he is hairless he really does enjoy the companionship of another dog or cat to cuddle up with to help keep warm. He doesn’t currently and does not need to wear clothes in the home if he has a warm bed/blanket or lap! to cuddle in. He also frequently cuddles up to the other dogs or kitten in the home and will nestle in between their legs or nest right up on their backs for a cozy snooze. We’d love to see him in a home with another friendly pet if possible.
Reese is doing remarkably well with leash training and learning to ride in the car. He walks on a harness with fuzzy liner so his skin doesn’t get rubs and wears a collar with an ID tag. The collar tends to irritate his skin so it would be worth while for his new owner to invest a little money in a collar specifically for very short coated or hairless breeds (found here - http://laboneyard.com/catalog.php?item=229&catid=20&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D20 ). He also rides much better in the car but still needs to be tethered away from the driver as he has a tendency to wander around and could cause a car accident or be injured if not secured in place. Typically he is tied with his harness to the seat belt and has a bed or blanket to sit on and this seems to keep him happy.
His skin is in great condition requiring minimal care or bathing at this point. There is no hair to trim or clip on him. He is good for bathing, towel drying and nail clipping. His eyes water a bit and he doesn’t mind, even likes when you wipe them with a damp cloth. There isn’t any “eye goopy” build up and it doesn’t bother him at all. RESEARCH THE CHINESE CRESTED AND XOLO BREEDS and other hairless breeds BEFORE YOU INQUIRE to get a better understanding of what they need.
He is learning about wearing a sweater when going outside and has taken to wearing them quite easily. He actually very much enjoys being outside and spending play time outside with the other dogs and his people. Reese is somewhat vocal when excited, playing or when guests come to the door so he may be better suited to a house with a fully fenced yard. He is such a character and he’s going to be an awesome little companion for a nice family or couple. This is a special boy that will be a very special addition to the right home.
Reese’s perfect family will have understanding and knowledge of hairless breeds and their care, another mid size dog or a cat, patience to work on further socializing and house training, no children or children 10yr+, house with a fenced yard – no partially fenced yards please.
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